It's a Popular Delusion That r the Climate is Changing By Willis X; Moore, Chief U. S. Wathf Bufe&u. RUTHFUL. and Intelligent men ' are wottt to declare 4hat they know from personal recollection that the climate of Tthelr par ticular places of residence had changed since they were boys; 1 they had reliable landmarks to show that the streams were drying up; that the precipitation was growing less, and that 'the winters were becoming milder, notwithstanding f the fact that i carefully taken observations of temperature and rainfall for each day for the previous hundred years ' at their place of ; residence showed no alteration of climate. Of course, .wide -Variations, sometimes extending over . periods of several years, had occurred; but a deiicJt at one time was made up by an -excess at another. Tq be sure, changes must have taken place during geologic periods, but these have been so slow that it is doubtful if man in his civilized state has. occupied the earth long enough to discover an appreciable quantity. Quite accurate records of the opening of navigation in Europe and of the time of vintages for 500 years show no change in the average data 'of the first ten years as compared with the average of the last ten. The date palm, the vine, and 'the fig tree flourish as luxuriantly to-day in Palestine as they did in the days of Moses. Dried plants have been taken from the mummy cases of the Pharoahs exactly similar to those now growing in the "soil once trod by those ancient monarchs. jg? American FSre Fighters i Are the Best m the World By Philip G. Hubert, Jr. HEREVER the American goes in Europe, it is with a feeling of sat isf actionthat he finds, in the more important cities, the adaptation of our ideas for fighting fire. Our steam fire-engines, our brass , poles that bring men down from the upper stories of their station-houses, our hinged collars that snap around the horses' necks at a touch, are everywhere. At every important interna tional exhibition of recent years, beginning even with that of Paris in- 1867, American fire-engines and ladder-trucks have taken prizes. At the Paris Exposition of two yeaVs ago an American fire-team from Kansas City, fourteen men under Chief George C. Hale, carried off all the most important honors at the International ; Fire Con gress; at which were represented America, Prance, Portugal, Holland, Norway, I'olgium, Switzerland, Denmark, Italy, Germany, Turkey, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, New Zealand, India, Austria,-Mexico and Peru. Nearly 80Q0 firemen took part in the competitions. The. first contest was made with steam fire-engines, on the banks of the Seine. About 100 engines competed. The t?st was made from cold water in the . boiler. The average time for foreign engines in getting a stream from the hose was from eight to twelve minutes. Their streams reached about half way across ; the river. In five minutes and thirty seconds the American engine threw a stream that wet-people on the opposite bank, a distance of 310 feet. The size of the sireaui was nearly double that thrown by the other engines. From "Fire- Fighliag To-day and To-morrow," in Scribner's." ' .. Tell W 15 . I THE. WELL'S SECRET. I knew it jiil ray boyhood ''in ft lonesome valley meadow, Like a dryad's mirror., hidden fcir thfe wood's diin arches hear i Its eye flashed back th suhshirie, and. grew dark and sad with shadow ; And I loved Its truthful dejiths where every pebble lay so clear. My Looking ."upward, furtive, startled at the silent. , swift intrusion; . -:- " ; i: ihen it darted toward the grasses and I saEw not where it fled; - - BUt f knew Its eyes were on me, and the old-time sweet illusion Of the pure and perfect symbol I had cherished there was dead." . I scooped my hand and drank -watched the sensate aulver Of the dippling rings of silver as the beads of crystal f elL I pressed the richer grasses from its lit tle trickling river. Till at last I knew, as friends know. every secret of the well It, -and O the pain; to know the perjury of '- seeminsr trutl? that blesses! My soul ias seared like. sin to see the falsehood of the place" And 4he . innocence that mocked me, while in dim, unseen recesses There were lurking fouler secrets than the furtive reptile face. But one day 1 stood beside it on a sud den, unexpected, "When the sun . had crossed the valley and a shadow hid the place; And I looked in the dark water saw my pallid cheek reflected And beside it, looking upward, met an evil reptile face; And since then oh, why the burden?- when joyous faces greet me, With their eyes of limpid innocence, and words devoid of art, I can net tfust their seeming, but must ask What eyes would meet hie Could I look in sudden silence at the secrets bt the heart! John Boyie O'Reillyj THE REFORM .MOVES. jetweenthe United States and' New foundland was signed by Secret "y pHay aud Sir Michael Herbert, the British Ambassador. omen the Truth. By Helen Oldfleld. RIXCIPALLiY the cause of what "is called woman's unreason ableness is the direct result of her not being told the truth. Half the time a woman does not know how she stands to face a problem, because she cannot get a man to tell her the. simple facts in' the case. He will say all sorts of soothing things to her and mislead her with rosy hopes, and he will try to make up by the fervor of his compliments for the lies he is telling her, and so she goes blundering along, mating all sorts of mis takes, tha)t she might have been saved from if anybody had liaa tno courage to tell her the truth. A curious example of this once came under my own observation. A man died, l?aving his widow without any means of support. His friends, in the most tTelicate way in the world, provided for her, and began exerting themselves to get sojntMK-cupation for he$ by which she could support herself. Place after l.uacea was oirerea, put sne scorniuny rejected, every one. "Dtd you ever hear of anything so unreasonable in your life,' cried the men to each other, "not a penny in the world, actually living on charity, and won't do a thing!" Finally in a gust of passion one of the men blurted out to the woman the naked truth that her husband had died absolutely bankrupt, find that his friends had been providing for her. The woman was Aghast. She had never an idea of the real state of affairs, and the minute she knew, the; truth she accepted the situation with a courage, a philosophy and a determination to make the best of it that fairly astonished every one. So far as business women are concerned, the chief enemy to their progress is man's fear of telling them the truth. A man who has a clerk who falls into careless ways, or has some annoying fault, will talk to him plainly and give Lira a chance 'to correct it before he dismisses him; but he will not give a girl the same chance. He won't tell her the truth about her faults. He will make an excuse about business being bad. and then turn her off rather than speak tco truth to her. How many times has that happened in our big cities! Girls know. Another thing and I don't know a more pathetic thing is that the whole world seems banded together to deceive women about the real facts of working Now there's plenty of work in the world for every industrious and intelli gent girl, but it's nothing short of a crime to make her believe that there Is auy set-rich-quick way to fortune; and I never read any of these romances about picturesque modes of getting a living that fails to arouse in me a righteous contempt ror tiie authors of such stories. sticisih is Increasing in This Practical Age By. Ralpn JM. McKenzie." HE hunger displayed by' all classes of people for literature of a mystical or esoteric character is beyond the belief of any. one not connected with the sale of books or period icals, or not- in touch with the work of public libraries throughout the country. . This includes fortune-telling by cards, palmistry," . astrology, the phenomena of . hypnotism, suggestive therapeutics,- spiritism, mind reading, faith cure, theosophy and everything connected with the' divining of v. the future or the mystical or occult in mind, "matter or religion. v . Many periodicals treating of these various subjects are published now in many languages, and the circulations of some of them have increased wonderfully. A curious phase of the subject is the fact that particular ar ticles in these periodicals attract wide attention, and" are often quoted and discussed in coteries which are not usually supposed to be Interested In matters beyond the domain' of the five senses. Some; of these magazines in the' labraiT-of ; Congress are kept under lock: and key.- and only given out for reading to , linown persons upon card, because the temptation to cut -or mutilate" certdm .select portions of the text seems to be too great for those of less than ordinary, will power. Of course, there Is much of this literature of distinct value, especially such as relates to psychology m any direct or indirect wav; A great deal of it is ethical, and Is of no value as moral instruction or teaching. A great deal of it is obscure, and. some . ox it is almost as unsatisfactory to the in telligent reader as a chapter 6f Paracelsus or any of the old alchemists of searchers after the elixir of life anil the philosopher's stone: .tTCvph the many volumes devoted to palmistry may be said to have a raison d'etre out- fide of their more or less fabled value as a means of divining the future. They serve, perhaps, to draw the attention, of ; people .to' their hands and to secure for them -better care and more cleanliness. The cause wiiiclT more than all else has led to. a great revival of interest in this class of literature is, of course, the wonderful spread in the belief in spiritism and : the consequent deduction that the spirits must needs know something of the. future of mortals and can be depended upon in some vague- way to communicate -this knowledge to the material world. Some look to .the "clairyOyanMis the most J reliable source of this supposed, spirit knowledge of the individual's luture: others 'depend upon the reader of cards, the reader .- of palms,- or the reader of the stars.. Bnt it can all be reduced to the one. cause the yeaininsr-of man for Immortality and for knowledge of the future years of his-present stateNew York News. The forward march of the temper ance reform is well Indicated by a paragraph written for the Central Christian Advocate, by Rev. James A. Hall, as" follows: "An old man, who had reached his 91st year, stood in my pulpit in tra of my charges to deliver a temperance . lecture. Beventy-nve years ago h said, 'I asked a large audience that had gathered to hear me 6p6ak, 'How many Of ytiu think it right to use spir ituous liquors in your families, and how many of you are in the habit of using them more or less as a bever age?' and nearly every man, woman and child in that large audience stood up boldly and confidently. I asked it again fifty years ago,' said the old man, 'and there were a few who did not rise; they kept their seats for the sake of their convictions and with stood the gaze of the standing, smiling crowd. Forty years ago,-' he said, 4I asked it, and now here and there, dot' ted all over the house, there stood a man or a woman, who had gotten up timidly and were looking around as If surprised that they should be alone. I ask it again today, and there is not a man or woman in this audience who would stand on the proposition.' And so in like manner I myself this morn ing might ask it, and- there is not a business man, who values his reputa tion in the eyes of this community, or his financial standing on the market, or the confidence of his creditors, who would stand up and declare himself for rum. And there is not a young unmarried man, who cares anything for his matrimonial prospects, who would dare stand up; for there is not a respectable woman In the city in whose eyes the act would not dis count him an hundred per cent. And indeed would not the very fellows who steal around to the dives In town and keep beer in their cellars mark him as a failure, and taboo him when they in vited their guests to the debut o their daughters? Ah, yes, we have moved on! The walls are still standing, but there are great rents in them! Tho enemy is still bold and arrogant, but he is at bay f All great revolutions are slow, and often most discour aging. The French revolution mut tered and . struggled for many years before the1 tyranny of class was broken. And in our own country the wrong that was expiated in the, civil war grew bid amid the protests of the public conscience." Mrs. Stevens Re-elected. Mrs. Lillian Stevens was re-elected president of the National W. C. T. U. The past year shows a record (and only sixteen states gave figures) of 26,260 evangelist meetings, 14,485 vis its. 5.268 Dledges. 1.066 conversions The .banner states are New York and Missouri. NEED TEMPERANCE REVIVAL. Poverty is the cause. of most of the drunkenness that afflicts the race. And drunkenness is the cause of much pov erty. It should be the aim of every friend of temperance, therefore, to give his cordial sympathy to all ef forts to abate" poverty. But social changes that affect the material, con ditions of the masses of men come about slowly, and while these changes are progressing it is not a waste of energy to view the average man and woman as a free agent and to urge upon him and her the duty and advan tage of letting alcohol alone. That method, though it does not promise the elimination of the drink habit from society, at least makes cer tain the savings of many men and women. It is doing good in detail, while wait ing for larger causes to produce wholesale results. Therefore the Journal believes that a pressing need of the country is great temperance revival" relying chiefly upon the personal appeal. Thousands of pledge-signers would be rescued- from drunkenness and more thousands prevented from be comic g drunkards. And an assured consequence of such a revival would be to guide public thought to the temperance question as a whole, and so advance the cause in those wider and deeper aspects which involve legislation, not only upon the liquor traffic directly, but upon the industrial conditions which are responsible for poverty. New York Journal. JVEJVS OEHE WEEK i W A SniNGTON ITJCMS. . Sereno E. Pavne. of New. York. nh- nounced his candidacy for Speaker. of thejFif ty-eighth Congress" ' The Assistant Secretary of the Treas ury awarded to W.. C; and C G Bar ton, of St. Louis, the contract for the ereetion of the Government building at the Louisiana Purchase Imposition. An agreement. with Colombia for the construction of the Panama Canal ha3 virtually been completed. ' . V The Treasury Department; ruled in the case of Mascagni's orchestra that musicians are artists and not subject to deportation under the Alien Con tract Labor law. - - J. H. '-.Bingham. Collector of Internal ttevenite for Alabama, Was removed by-the President because, of his part in excluding colored Republicans from the State convention. - V The Civil Service Commission urced the reclassification of -the entire de partmental service of the Government. ASREVILLE TO RUTHERFORDTON Arrangements Under Way to OpeM ; Up New Railway Connection. , Asheville Gazette 16th. The Gazette is able to say that the prospects for the . building of a rail road connecting this , city with Ruth erf or dtcn have recently taken the most promising shapes This week the fol lowing petition " will be - circulated among the citizens of Asheville: J "We, the unders"tigned, agree to pay; on demand the several amounts set op posite our names for the following pur poses, to-wit: To make the preliminary surveys, investigation, etc., Incident to the building of a railroad frpm Ruther--fordton, Rutherford county, N. C, to the city of Asheville, county of Bun combe, N. C. If ater said surveys, in-( vsstigations, etc., it is found practical' to build said railroad each subscriber will receive stock-in said railroad com pany to the amount -of his subscription A treaty; providing for reciprocity j as set forth ,herein.-The subscriptions l OT7R AIOPTEX IStANDS. Controller Ridseley chartered 1!)o Rico. First National Bank of Porto.- an American institution. General Miles arrived at Iloilo, P. I. There were a reception and banquet in here to be made payable to and placed in the haflds of Mr. J. E. Rankin, cashier of the Battery Park Bank. Dr. George ;H. Luinbert is to undertake the investigations and surveys under a competent engineer. "It is estimated the amount necessa fy.,to be raised for said investigation f.tid surveys will amount to $2,000." Dr. George H. Lumbers, who is the "chief mover in this endeavor to push his honor. A further decline in silver compiled j to a successful termination this lone the Manila Government to make tho U,nntd nmnneitinn tr t in. o competing railroad outlet, a few days rate S2.50 for $1 of gold . The old rata was ?2.46 to $1. Methodists of San Francisco, Cal., decided to establish a Japanese Chris-' tian home in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Treasury Department ordered William H. Eustis to Efawaii to inves tigate increased postal facilities there. The Philippines Government is adopting vigorous measures to sup press ladronism in several provinces of Luzon Islands. C The Philippines Commission repealed the Spanish law whlfch imposed an in come tax on salaries, f After counting the cash on hand the receiver of a New Jersey salt company came to the conclusion that he Jiad been preceded by an evaporator. DEAN FARRAR'S TESTIMONY. Dean Frederick W. Farrar, the world famous preacher and author, took the temperance pledge for the following reasons: First I become convinced that the use of alcohol in any form was not a necessity. . . Second I was struck by the indis putable fact that in England 20,000 in habitants of our prisons, accustomed to strong drink all their lives, and the majority of them brought into prison directly or indirectly by it, could be, and were, absolutely deprived of it, not only without loss, but with entire gain, to their personal health. Third I derived from the recorded testimony' of our most eminent physi cians that the use of alcohol is a subtle and manifold source of dis ease, even to thousands who use it in quantities conventially deemed moder ate. Fourth Then the carefully-drawn statistics of many insurance societies convinced me that total abstinence, so far from shortening life, distinctly and indisputably conducted to longevity. -Fifth. Then I accumulated proof that drink is so far from being requi site .to 'physical strength or Intellec tual force that many of our greatest athletes, from the days of Samson onward, have achieved without alco hol mightier feats than have ever been achieved with it. DOMESTIC. President Mitchell, of the United Mine Workers, testifying before the Btrike Commission declared recognition of the union was essential to peace in the anthracite region. JBe said that $1,500,000 had been distributed to the men during the strike. Former President Grover Cleveland said in Norfolk. Va., that David B. Hill's nomination for the Presidency in 190-1 was "a possibility." Charged with accepting an unlawful fee, former Polite Captain Moynihan was arraigned 'n New York City, pleading not guilty. f Frank C. Andrews, Jthe convicted Vice-President of the wrecked City Savings Eank at Detroit, Mich.,1 was sent to the State prison to begin serv ing his fifteen years' sentence. For embezzling the funds of the Ger man National B; nk, of "Louisville, Ky., former President J. M. McKuight was sentenced to six years' imprisonment. Frank Brunncr. a ball player, for merly of Eastern leagues, was shot anil killed by Charles Fariuenter, at Fort Scott, Kan. A dispute over telephone tolls led to John Southern I cing killed at Rogers ville Junction, Tenn",' by Deputy Sheriff H. B. McCr, Hough. Although she confessed the murder of Miss Gay Smith, the-Grand Jury at Wheeling, W. Va., refused to- indict Miss Rodella Bain. Captain W. H. Browpson, the new Superintendent of the Naval Academy" at Annapolis, Md., assumed charge. A tramp ran away with a Rock Isl and locomotive at Albert Lea, -Minn., but gave it up after going five miles. The Dlinois State Superintendent of Insurance took action to preventrtwen-tv-one fire insurance companies from doing business in that State. , A shortage of coal placed Knoxville, Tenn., in darkness and caused the withdrawal of half the street cars. . An unidentified man jumped from Brooklyn Bridge and was killed in stantly, r Arrested for theft of letters at Day ton, Ohio, Clinton J. Robbins, a post- office clerk, confessed his guilt. . The -postoffice at Culver, Ind., was robbed of $1000 in stamps. An unruly elephant Mandarin,, be longing to the Barnum & Bailey show, was strangled to deatn at Jew xorK City. ; The battleship Alabama left New York City for the Carribean Sea to par ticipate in the winter maneuvres. Beine refused admittance to his sweetheart's home, Homer Cramer, of Columbus. Ohio, killed the girl, Aimc da Burk, and then committed suicide; ago secured a six months' option on the existing franchise for the Rutherford ton, Hickory Nut Gap and Asheville Railroad. He made a trip North dur ing the latter part of October to inter est Northern capitalists in tho enter-, prise and has met with sufficient en couragement to impel him to go for ward with the plans for the establish ment and construction of the road. This competing railroad, with the important connections with the East and "South that it would have at Ruth erfordton, would be a tremendous ad vantage to Asheville, and It Is thought that no difficulty will be found in promptly interesting the people of the city to the extent set forth in the above petition. The proposed railroad will be about 40 miles, long ,from Rutherfordton where there are important railroad terminals to Asheville by way of Hickory Nut Gap. The road f rojn Rutherfordton to Asheville, it is believed, will of itself fce a profitable investment, and this be lief on the part Of those interested in the undertaking is based on several months' careful investigation. Dr. Lambert himself has been busily en gaged for two or three months in col lecting data that would be of service In the, promotion of the enterprise. Many of the most prominent business men of this city have for years looked with expectant interest to the building of this competing line, regarding it as the most feasible route over which to secure to Asheville a second railroad connection with the outside world, and these men have assured Dr. Lambert of their confidence and. cordial support in his undertaking. NEWSY CLEANINGS ; . i The forthcoming municipal loan' of .j Berlin will amount to $36,250,000. - ' Mussoliuo, the condemned Italian brl- ,r gnnd, is starving himsjclf to death. , . Thfr annual auction" of boxes for the . New York Horse Show netted $35,000. Flour rates from San Francisco, Cal.,- to Central and South American ports have been advanced. The arsenal grounds at Indianapolis. Ind., have been bought for a technical ..." school for $150,000, - " , " Newspaper guessing 'contests , have ? been declared legal by tbc Superior Court at Cincinnati, Ohio. - ; It is -announced that a good many I, more valuable coal beds have recently -been discovered at Rorario, in the Sou- : dan. ; t France has granted pensions to . widows of civil and military officials who lost their lives, in the Martinique disaster. : - . ' The University of 5 Chicago has agreed to absorb the Rush Medical College if the latter raises $1,000,000 by next July. . - The city of Bloomington, 111., is building a big schoolhouse all on one floor to save children the strain of i stair climbing. i Electric trains on the Zossen-Berlin-military railroad have been success fully run at a speed of seventy-five miles per hour. It is reported that the Dutch Gov ernment has secured the right for . twenty-five years to build Holland submarine boats. An international music festival willi be held in Berlin, Germany, in October next year. One day will be devoted to American and English music. Professor Ledochowski, Vienna's noted "weather sharp," predicts that . this winter will be the coldest Europe has h,ad in half a century. Germany does a large business in; toys. Every year she. sells over 11,000 tens to Great Britain and about G000 tons to the United States. HE WHO HAS CONQUERED. The man who early in the day has overcome, by vigilance and restraint, the strong- impulses of its blood to wards intemperance, falls not into it after, but stands composed and com placent upon the cool, clear eminence, and hears within himself, amid the calm be has created, the tuneful paean of a godlike victory. Yet he loves the virtue more because he fought for her than because she crowned him: Lan dor. .- . , flinor flention. An- Indianapolis Ditpatch says: , "President Mitchell, of the Mine Work ers of Americahas formally: stated that he would not accept the presiaen cyof the American; Federation of La-r bor, in a telegram to Secretary Wilson,1 in which Mitcbell authorizes Wilson to say that under no circumstances would.-he accept the elevation, believ ing' that he can be of better service in his present position."- ' ? " ,-. William : Marconi" arrived at Glace Bay, N. S;, to continue his experiments in wireless telegraphy; - - . - . News of the Day. r Messrs. -Caesar Cone and associates of Greensboro, N. C, have purchased the.Hncomuga Mills at $23,000. This property includes milp building, 144 looms, power plant, operatives' houses, supplies, etc. It Jis reported the plant will be entirely remodeled. k Messrs. George A. Howell, A. L. Smith: and H, A. Cook of Charlotte, N. C.,' will establish plant for manufac turing eotton belting for filling mat tresses and felt goods for lining fur nlture. They have begun erection of the necessary' building, and will soon have the machinery in posiio, , ; FOREIGN. In his speech at the Lord Mayor's banquet Premier Balfour said that he looked with much hope to the future of South Africa, and; expected much good from Mr. Chamberlain's visit. Members of a commission appointed by a Bolivian syndicate, headed by an American, reached Manaos, Brazil, on their way to carry out the syndicate's commercial enterprises in Acre. The DoukhobJirs were entrained by a force of Dominion police after a,.wild scene at Minuedosa, Man., ind taken to. Yorktoh, whence, irwing to the" ex treme cold, they agreed to. go back to their homes. . French Irade returns showed a slight decrease in imports and a r heavy in- crease in exports for the last "ten months. - ' . Jeremiah Buckley, a newspaper pro prietor, of Limerftk, Ireland, was sen tenced under the Crimes act-to four months' Imprisonment Several fneWve revolutionary gener als. seeking to escape from Venezuela to -Curacao; were captured on . a small vessel -off the Venezuelan coast. Austrian courts decided-that a msr riane of an Austrian subject abroad may be invalidated on account of a dif' -rc-renoe In-.renriOn Yankee Drummers In Orient. The experience of two young Amer icans who recently spent , six months traveling through Japan, China and the Philippines for tho purpose of soliciting trade affords good evidence that there is much commerce to be secured by Americans if it is proper ly sought. These young men studied the Chinese language in San Fran cisco and acquired a sufficient knowl edge of it to make themselves under stood. They had, therefore, the great advantage of being able to do busi ness directly with their Chinese cus tomers. As it was their first trip to the Orient they did not bring a. largo variety of samples, but the results have been so encouraging that they propose to return equipped with an erlarged outfit. The method pursued by these young men is worthy the at tention of our manufacturers. If two young Americans can learn the lan guage in San Francisco sufficiently to enable them to deal with the Chi nese in their own country, .others can do tie same. The average explorer is inclined to wait till he finds the north pole before venturing on any suggestions as to how it may be made usefciK Commission Reports. The State board ofexaminers of pub lic institutions' )lace its first report in Governor Ayccck's hands. It Is expec ted that it will make a pamphlet of 150 pages. The board began-work August 22, but was several times called off for periods of from a week to ten days so that it really worked a little over 60 days. It examined 40 institutions which receive State aid. These are as follows: Agricultural Societies, North Carolina, Raleigh, Forsyth, Winston, Central Carolina,- Greensboro, Ala mance, Burlington, Cumberland, Fay ette ville, Oriental, Newbern; . North Carolina Industrial, Raleigh: Albe marle Agricultural and Fish, Eliza beth City; board of public 4 charities, Raleigh; colored normal schools at Fayetteville, Winston, Franklinton, Goldsboro, Elizabeth City, Salisbury, Plymouth; Croatan Indian Normal School, Agricultural and Mechanical Colleges, white at Raleigh, colored at Greensboro; Cullowhee High School, Guilford Battle-Ground- Association, penitentiary, dangerous insane depart ment of penitentiary, State board of health, Raleigh; State Schoool for the white Blind and that for negro deal mutes and blind, both at Raleigh; School for Deaf Mutes at Morganton; State-Hospitals for the Insane at Ral eigh.Morganton and. Goldsboro . State geological survey, State University, or phan asylums at Oxford, one for white, the other for negroes; State -Firemen's Associations, white and colored. The Philadelphia Public Ledger states that the recent races for the America's Cup have done nothing whatever for the development of yachting, either in the line of Im proved construction or In the line oi true sport On the contrary, their, whole tendency has been to make yachting a speculative business, con fined to millionaires or. syndicates. : TO COKSUIViPTBVES. , The undersigned having been restored to health - by simple means.aftersuGeringor several years , with a severe lung1 affection, and that dread . disease Consumption, is anxious to make known v to his fellow suflcrers the means of cure. To those -who desire it. he will cheerfully send (free of charge) a copy of the prescription used.whici they will find a suVe cure for Consumption, , Asthma, Catarrh, Bronchitis and nil throat and mg Maladies. He hopes all sufferers vrhl try "1, tis remedy, as it is invaluable. Those des'rinjj the prescription, which will cost them nothing, and may prove a blessing-, will please address, Rev. EDWARD A..WILS05, Brooklyn, New York. ' llftRpilSlttlp Full line of Up-to-Date Bicycles jasl received, including , . - RAMBLERS, V , IDEALS AND-CRESCENTS. COLUMBIA, CLEVELAND, NEW AND OLD; "..-'v . j FOR SALE OR RENT.. , New Wheels $12 50 to $40 'cash.- Old ones $5 to $10. Good new single, tuba " tires $3 to $5 per pair. Repairing promptly done and all work guaranteed, .Sundries And Bicycle Parts al ays on hand. Give me a call and be satisfied. . . v: i . . . . U. M. EDWARDS, . LnmbertoUi N. C. ' Strongest in the World THE t : EQUITABLE LIFE O F N E W YO R K. Oatstatiding Assurance ' Assets, z Surplus. - .$1,179,27,725 u0; ....v.! ,71,129,042 2S Largest cash settlements given tolivinj policy holders. 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